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MAUrban Design

Tuition fee £16,000 per year
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Urban design professionals are in demand.

We can help you develop design skills that will relate to a broader social, environmental and economic context, linking individual architectural projects and overall planning strategies.

From the outset, you’ll work with communities on real design projects. In the studio, you’ll be encouraged to experiment and develop your own ideas with expert support from your tutors.

You’ll learn how to manage urban design projects, how to write a brief and how to evaluate it. The experience will also sharpen your communication skills as you learn how to present your ideas, visually and verbally, for different audiences.

The course produces ambitious, creative graduates who understand urban design in its social, political and economic contexts. They’re self-motivated, highly effective project leaders with a comprehensive knowledge of their specialism.

Programme structure

Core modules

Urban Design Project I
Urban Design Project II
Urban Design Thesis Project
Participation in Architecture and Urban Design
History and Theory of Urban Design
Reflection on Urban Design Practice
Urban Design Tools and Methods

Optional modules

Reflections of Architectural Education
Analysing Urban Context
Interactive Urban Visualisation Modelling
Building Environmental Simulation and Analysis
Parametric Architectural Geometry
Building Information Modelling, Management and Analysis
Studio-based design work with individual and group tutorials
Block seminars
Traditional lecture modules


Course assignments
Design thesis

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States